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  • Film Review: Ron Howard's 'Rush'

    Mozart vs. Salieri. Kennedy vs. Khrushchev. Gates vs. Jobs. Add to that list of epic clashes Formula 1 adversaries James Hunt and Niki Lauda, whose larger-than-life bout for the 1976 world championship title fuels Ron Howard's exhilarating "Rush" -- not...
  • David Frost: A self-producing, self-perpetuating brand of his own

    David Frost: A self-producing, self-perpetuating brand of his own
    David Frost, the British interviewer and television personality who died suddenly Saturday on board the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth at the age of 74, had no real American equivalent -- he was something of a cross between Barbara Walters and Dick Cavett,...
  • 'Merrily We Roll Along' revival from London coming to U.S. cinemas

    The acclaimed London revival of Stephen Sondheim's "Merrily We Roll Along" from the Menier Chocolate Factory will be broadcast to cinemas in the U.S. next month. The musical production will be screened starting Oct. 23 in cinemas across the country....
  • 2013 Fall movie preview

    2013 Fall movie preview
    The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. SEPT. 6 36 Saints Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...
  • Interview: Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde 'Rush' Into Toronto

    Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde drove into the Variety Studio on Saturday to discuss their Formula One pic "Rush," which premieres Sunday night at the Toronto Film Festival. "I likened it to Magic Johnson and Larry Bird," Wilde said of Ron Howard's...
  • Toronto: 'Rush' of Awards Adrenaline

    There are stars and then there are stars. The post-premiere party for Ron Howard's "Rush" at the Thompson Hotel featured star Chris Hemsworth and the other impossibly good-looking lead actors, all the filmmakers, and heavyweights from the studios and...
  • 'Rush' and 'Prisoners' make their case to academy members

    'Rush' and 'Prisoners' make their case to academy members
    "What's the deal with all these movies," one academy member asked me over the weekend. "All of a sudden, there are just so many of them, and they're all supposed to be really, really good." You could almost forgive his astonishment, awakening as he...
  • Auto-racing film 'Rush' takes another route with Niki Lauda's help

    Auto-racing film 'Rush' takes another route with Niki Lauda's help
    TORONTO — It was 37 years ago, but Niki Lauda recalls his brush with death as if it happened this morning. The Austrian Formula One driver had been in a ferocious nip-and-tuck battle for most of the season with his British rival James Hunt when...
  • One foot on the brake in 'Rush' ★★ 1/2

    One foot on the brake in 'Rush'  ★&#9733 1/2
    It's big, brash and dramatically it goes in circles. The first two may be enough for most people, especially if they're into Formula One racing, to overlook the third. With "Rush," director Ron Howard brings a long, earnest career's worth of expertise...
  • 'Rush': How an Oscar nominee came to fire up a Formula One film

    'Rush': How an Oscar nominee came to fire up a Formula One film
    Peter Morgan wouldn’t be the first screenwriter you’d think of to tell the story of the 1976 Formula One rivalry between the uptight clinician Niki Lauda and the seat-of-his pants swashbuckler James Hunt. Known for upscale real-life stories...
  • Review: 'Rush' is a good ride, but not a great one

     Review: 'Rush' is a good ride, but not a great one
    If the elegant cars of Formula One racing are thoroughbreds, "Rush," the new film set in that world, is more of a mixed breed. When screenwriter Peter Morgan candidly calls this "a British independent film directed by a Hollywood director," he is...
  • Critic's Pick: 'Rush'

    Critic's Pick: 'Rush'
    Ah, the difficulties of being a Formula One film in a NASCAR world. It perhaps explains the slow start here for the full-throttle sports drama "Rush." Polished to a high sheen by director Ron Howard, it stars "Thor's" Chris Hemsworth as British racer...